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Thanks to for posting my story on Michigan State’s Willie Thrower, the first Black quarterback in the NFL.

Thrower was recruited by Michigan State coach Duffy Daugherty — an assistant under Biggie Munn (1947-53) until he was promoted to head coach, 1954-72. Thrower, in the era before freshmen were eligible for the varsity, played for the Spartans from 1950-52.

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Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the 1ntegration of College Football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

Foreword by Tony Dungy

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